Buffalo Nichols, Phillip-Michael Scales

Sun Oct 3 2021

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

3rd and Lindsley

818 3rd Ave. S Nashville, TN 37210

$10.00

All Ages

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For this specific event, you must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, with their final dose having been administered at least fourteen days prior to the show OR negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours administered at a COVID-19 testing site prior to entry. Masks required for staff and strongly recommended for patrons. What forms of proof are accepted? Proof of vaccination may include a physical card or a photo of a complete vaccination card that matches the patron ID. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test may be a printed or digital test result that matches the patron ID. Test must show proof of being administered by or under the supervision of a healthcare professional within 48 hours of the date of the show you are attending. At-home tests will not be accepted under any circumstance. Children under 12, who cannot be vaccinated, can show a negative test to attend. People with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination can attend with proof of a recent negative coronavirus test. If this case applies, we ask and encourage you to wear a mask even if you’ve received a negative COVID test in the last 48 hours.

Lightning 100 Nashville Sunday Night
Buffalo Nichols with Phillip-Michael Scales

  • Buffalo Nichols

    Buffalo Nichols

    Blues

    For all the moonlighting he’s done in other genres over the years, Carl Nichols always comes back to the blues. At various points in his career Nichols has played gospel (despite being an atheist), West African music (despite being born and raised in Milwaukee) and, as one half of the acclaimed folk duo Nickel & Rose, Americana (despite having some deep reservations about that genre’s long history of appropriating black music without always welcoming black musicians). None of those gigs, however, extinguished his desire to play the kind of traditional, acoustic blues he grew up admiring.

    Maybe on some level he’s pathologically drawn to spaces where he’s an outsider. As a twentysomething black musician, Nichols is all too aware that the modern blues scene doesn’t look much like him, but he never outgrew his childhood love of the music. “It seemed cool to me when I was young,” he says. “You’d just hear people like Lightnin’ Hopkins or R.L. Burnside, and they just seemed cool. That’s why anybody gets into music, because it speaks to them.”

    And it continues to speak to him, so much so that he’s tabled Nickel & Rose just as the duo was establishing itself as a major folk festival draw to pursue his dream of returning the blues to its songwriter roots. “I think a lot of what’s been lost in the blues since the early ’60s is the black experience, so I try to sing about that,” Nichols says. “I can’t escape racial realities, but I’m also aware that my audience is different than me, so the way they receive my message is different. I have this nostalgia for an era where blues musicians sang about their experiences to their own people, but that audience isn’t there now.”

    It’s a challenge, he admits, but there’s power in crossing racial and generational divides. And on a personal level, he sees Buffalo Nichols as a form of justice for the music he’s always loved. “I want to redeem the blues after all the experiences I went through when I was younger,” he explains. “When I first started getting into the blues, my mom would take me to blues shows, and inevitably there’d be some old white guy there who would try to take me under his wing and explain ‘the rules’ of the blues to me. It chased me away.

    “I always related to the blues,” Nichols concludes. “I grew up in abject poverty. I experienced racism. And when I would sit down with a blues record, I could hear that in the songs. Now I want to be that person that I never got to see on stage.”

  • Phillip-Michael Scales

    Phillip-Michael Scales

    Soul-Blues

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Lightning 100 Nashville Sunday Night

Buffalo Nichols with Phillip-Michael Scales

Sun Oct 3 2021 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

3rd and Lindsley Nashville TN
Buffalo Nichols, Phillip-Michael Scales

$10.00 All Ages

For this specific event, you must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, with their final dose having been administered at least fourteen days prior to the show OR negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours administered at a COVID-19 testing site prior to entry. Masks required for staff and strongly recommended for patrons. What forms of proof are accepted? Proof of vaccination may include a physical card or a photo of a complete vaccination card that matches the patron ID. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test may be a printed or digital test result that matches the patron ID. Test must show proof of being administered by or under the supervision of a healthcare professional within 48 hours of the date of the show you are attending. At-home tests will not be accepted under any circumstance. Children under 12, who cannot be vaccinated, can show a negative test to attend. People with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination can attend with proof of a recent negative coronavirus test. If this case applies, we ask and encourage you to wear a mask even if you’ve received a negative COVID test in the last 48 hours.

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